2024 Presidential Transition Directory
This directory connects the people helping to plan and design our next federal government with information and resources related to that effort. We will continually update this site as new information becomes available.
The specific roles and responsibilities of the White House Transition Coordinating Council and the Agency Transition Directors Council.
Eligible candidates must submit an ethics plan outlining how they will guide their transition, with a focus on implementing and enforcing ethical standards.
Ethics and accountability
Ethics and accountability in the presidential transition involve upholding the highest standards of integrity, transparency, and compliance with federal ethics regulations, with oversight and guidance from entities such as the Office of Government Ethics and the Government Accountability Office.
External transition resources
Sources and organizations that provide additional perspectives and insights about the election process and the presidential transition.
Federal government structure
Resources that provide insight into the Federal Government structure which consists of legislative, executive, and judicial branches, along with numerous agencies, organizations, and positions.
Records management guidelines
A framework for the systematic creation, maintenance, and disposal of government and Presidential records to ensure transparency, accountability, and the preservation of important information during the transition of administrations.
About the Presidential Transition Directory
This website is designed to help candidates in the 2024 presidential election get quick and easy access to key resources about the federal government structure and key policies related to presidential transition. We are mandated by the Presidential Transition Act of 1963, as amended, to create and publish this directory no later than one year before each presidential election.
Connecting resources from our agency, Office of Personnel Management, National Archives and Records Administration, U.S. Office of Government Ethics, and others, the site will assist future political appointees in gaining a deeper understanding of critical aspects of their roles, as well as important policies and facets of federal service.
We launched the 2024 Presidential Transition Directory on Nov. 1, 2023. We will continuously update the Directory as new information becomes available.
Presidential Transition timeline
- Establish transition councils
- Designate agency transitions leads
July 15-18, 2024
- Republican National Convention
Aug. 19-22, 2024
- Democratic National Convention
Aug. 25, 2024
- Offer eligible candidate(s) transition services and facilities
Sept. 15, 2024
- Identify acting officers for vacant non-career positions
Oct. 1, 2024
- Eligible candidates’ ethics plan are due
Nov. 1, 2024
- Deadline for agency briefing materials to be finalized
Nov. 5, 2024
- Election Day
Nov. 6, 2024
- Offer support to president-elect and vice-president-elect*
Nov. 6, 2024
- Selection of presidential appointees begins*
- Agency review teams report*
Jan. 20, 2025
- Inauguration Day
New presidential appointees begin onboarding
* Depending on if there is a change of administration.